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English language institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers an exciting and innovative academic program for students learning English as a second language. Our course of study is designed to challenge and engage students. Students are immersed in the language, culture, and the ethnicity of New York City.

  • Semesters of 16 weeks (fall and spring) and summer terms of 6 weeks (June-August).

  • Semester: 18 hours of class per week / Summer: 22 hours of class per week.

  • Courses: Reading & Writing, Grammar, Communications, and TOEFL.

  • TOEFL ITP test at the end of each term to apply to any CUNY college degree.

  • Levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

  • Program open to students living in and outside the U.S.

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The English Language Institute at the College of Staten Island/CUNY offers a complete assessment on how to apply from the very beginning, helping students with their student visas, arranging housing, etc.

ELI students will have an intensive English program with certified teachers who will make the class the best experience. Field trips are offered during the program where students go to museums or institutions and learn the language in a fun way. Learning at ELI with students from all over the world will make everybody practice the language only in English.

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